Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Hey Trip! It's us!

Check out this card I got last week:
I don't remember modelling for this one... is it you, Trip? The card was from our former neighbour Rachel, who sent it to me because she misses me so much. Can you blame her? It's over 6 months since she saw me last. Hey Kate, can we have Rachel over for dinner sometime soon? She needs a dose of this:


Sunday, April 27, 2008

Easy like Sunday

Just because they get out of bed, that doesn't mean that I have to!

Have a sleepy Sunday, everycat!


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Twenty-year-old tabby Tuesday

Heeeeeeere's Lucy:
If you're a regular to my blog, you will have met Lucy before. She's the cat of one of Kate's work colleagues (Aunty Sue, who comes and feeds me sometimes) ... she even visits them at work sometimes! (I would not like that, because I hate new places. But Lucy is very happy to go visiting. And she's always ready for formal occasions, with her lovely black eyeliner.)

Lucy is the Feline Matriarch of West Hobart... she's 20 years old! In human years! She's a feline Jane Fonda... still a smokin' hottie even though she's in her senior years!


Thursday, April 10, 2008

The book meme

Earlier this week, the 'grate' Jeter Harris tagged me for the book meme. Here are the rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open the bok to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag some people (or cats) and post a comment to Empress once you've posted the meme.

Now, before I post the info, I have to warn you that Kate usually helps me with my blogging from her work computer. The books near her computer are pretty bo-ring! (But can you see the photo of me that she keeps on the bottom right corner of her monitor? Nice!)

See? Her nearest book was the Style manual for authors, editors and printers (John Wiley and Sons, 2002). Here is the fifth sentence on p.123, and the following three sentences:

In contrast, when the name of the organisation or body is abbreviated but retains some specific elements, keep the capitals:
the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs ... a matter for Immigration ... the department
the Reserve Bank of Australia ... the Reserve Bank ... the bank
the National Press Club ... the Press Club ... the club

I kinda cheated, because there's an argument for saying that they are all part of the first sentence, but I think I've done everyone a favour by counting the three examples as sentences in their own right.

Like I said, bo-ring!!

This meme has been doing the rounds for a while, so consider this an open tag to anycat who hasn't done it yet and wants to give it a go (warning: make sure that your bean has an interesting book near the computer before you commit to this meme!).